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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Beethoven 6 & 7 – Blomstedt, Gewandhausorchester

The second release in the new Beethoven cycle with Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.

  • ACC20413/ACC10413 © Accentus Music

  • Herbert Blomstedt © Gert Mothes

  • Herbert Blomstedt, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig © Gert Mothes

In his Sixth Symphony, the “Pastoral”, Ludwig van Beethoven conveys his musical message in such a way that lets the listener literally “see” images of beautiful nature, tempestuous storms and shepherds singing in the fields, whereas in his Seventh Symphony, Beethoven lets the music speak for itself. The performances of these works by the Gewandhausorchester under its conductor laureate Herbert Blomstedt give the uplifting feeling that the intentions of both composer and performers are united in serving the musical message. In the lively, subtly differentiated interpretation of the works, sincere happiness, deep respect, piety, joyful serenity and an affinity to nature as well as passion, vitality and spirit can all be felt. This is what the "authenticity" of making music is all about. The humanist and musician Herbert Blomstedt embodies this truth in a unique way, creating an atmosphere where the wonders of music all become true.

This release on DVD and Blu-ray is the second in the new Beethoven cycle with Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, published in celebration of the conductor’s upcoming 90th birthday in July 2017. The complete cycle of symphonies will be published on five CDs in June 2017 and is complemented by DVD and Blu-ray releases of Beethoven’s Ninth (released in October 2016), the Sixth and Seventh Symphonies (March/April 2017) and the Triple Concerto together with Symphony No. 5 (May 2017).

ACC10413 (BD), ACC20413 (DVD); March/April 2017 worldwide

Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Director Ute Feudel
English title of music work Symphony No. 6 / Symphony No. 7
Executive Producer Paul Smaczny
Recording location Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Assoc. Prod. Company MDR, Arte Concert
Production Company Accentus Music

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